We celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ otherwise called Corpus Christi. The presence of Christ in the Eucharist is the centre, and fountain of our Christian life.
It is 19th June 2022. We reflect on Genesis 14:18-20; 1 Cor 11:13-26 and Luke 9:11-17.
The Touch and the Taste of God are the Eucharist. God mingles with us in our body and blood and being with the conscious consumption of the Body and Blood of Christ. We taste God’s love and care through the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the assurance and proof of God’s presence among us. Radiating love of God embraces all of us who believe and attempt to believe this mystery of love. As St. Thomas Aquinas says, all the mysteries are in the Body of Christ.
Humanity witnessed at the manger the spotless body of God.
Three readings suggest that there is a spiritual hunger in all of us. God alone through God’s Only Son Jesus can satisfy it. God takes care of our spiritual needs.
Eucharist is the celebration of love and thanksgiving. It is the memorial of the passion, death, and resurrection. It is indeed the participation in the divine banquet. To be what we receive. To live in communion with God and one another. Jesus becomes part of us.
Jesus was at the Last Supper and celebrated the Passover. Jewish people celebrated their liberation from slavery by slaughtering countless lambs. The sacrifice of gratitude for what God has done for them. The blood of the lamb saved the children of Israelites from the avenging angel in Egypt. Jesus celebrated the Passover with His Apostles.
Through this celebration, Jesus assures us that He alone can satisfy our hunger.
It is the moment of intimate relationship with the Lord. The Body of Christ is Jesus and is the person and He alone gives us salvation.
But the reverence for the Eucharist is diminishing. We all need to examine how much we value and believe the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ personally and as a community.
Our participation needs to make us come closer to each other. As we adore, believe, and accept the Eucharist, we must not forget the broken-Christ, the poor and the marginalized around us. May you all a happy feast of Corpus Christi. God bless you.